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File #: 16-835    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/26/2017 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Acting as the Governing Board of the Public Authority, adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo Community Health Authority, dba the Health Plan of San Mateo, to provide health benefits to independent providers of the In-Home Supportive Services program to extend the term to December 31, 2018 and to add $3,500,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,000,000.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_HPSM Healthworx, 2. 20171212_a_HPSM Healthworx
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise Rogers, Chief, Health System
Lisa Mancini, Director, Aging and Adult Services
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with the San Mateo Community Health Authority dba the Health Plan of San Mateo to Provide Health Benefits to Independent Providers of the In-Home Supportive Services Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Acting as the Governing Board of the Public Authority, adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with the San Mateo Community Health Authority, dba the Health Plan of San Mateo, to provide health benefits to independent providers of the In-Home Supportive Services program to extend the term to December 31, 2018 and to add $3,500,000 for a total contract amount not to exceed $11,000,000.

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BACKGROUND:
In 1993, your Board approved an Ordinance establishing a separate legal entity, the San Mateo County Public Authority (PA), to administer the individual provider components for the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and designated the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors as the PA's Governing Board (Board). The IHSS program's mission is to assist eligible aged, blind, and disabled individuals with remaining in their own homes as long as safely possible. The program uses independent providers to assist residents with a wide variety of daily living activities such as bathing, feeding, meal preparation, and certain paramedical services authorized by a physician.

In 2000, 2013, and 2015, your Board adopted Memoranda of Understanding with Service Employees International Union, Local 521, under which the PA administers salaries and benefits, including health benefits, for independent providers.

In 2001, your Board, as the PA's Governing Board, approved an agreement with Health Plan of San Mateo (HPSM) to provide health benefits through the HealthWorx plan for independent providers.

In November 2012, your...

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